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#2640155 Larkin for ...

Posted by e_prime on 29 November 2015 - 04:31 PM

I'm not trading this kid for anyone.

#2640222 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 29 November 2015 - 05:14 PM

This team can't beat Florida. LMAO! That's embarrassing. Florida is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games at the Joe. Wow.

outta the woodwork he climbs.

#2640208 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by e_prime on 29 November 2015 - 04:59 PM

Neither Mrazek nor Howard are the issue. It's the skaters in front of them. All of them.

#2640201 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 29 November 2015 - 04:52 PM

If not for mrazek we would have lost in regulation. This was such a bad game to watch. No flow, no energy. Passes were off, little zone time pressure. And our pp sucked! Why the eff did we bring in green to still have our too pp unit have 5 left handed shooters!? Blash might want to play Kronner and green the full 2 min on the pp because it would make our point much more lethal than it is. Also kindl had a terrible game so smith needs to play and mrazek needs to keep playing.

#2639930 Marchenko

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on 28 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

I've been very impressed with the way marchenko has played since being up, he rarely makes mistakes, has a great first pass, and is very intelligent in the offensive zone even if it doesn't result in points. This kid looks very good and needs to be here all season IMO

#2639911 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kliq on 28 November 2015 - 12:06 AM

Just got back from the game, best game of the year I have been to in person! Its nice to see the Tatar of old back!

#2639882 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Franzine on 27 November 2015 - 10:11 PM


#2639870 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 27 November 2015 - 10:06 PM

#2639809 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Yzerman19 on 27 November 2015 - 09:11 PM

Ok!!! So i do take back everything i said about larkin!

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#2639748 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 27 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

Love how they talk about how McNHL is so important to the team... What are their plethora of other first round draft picks? Chopped Liver?! All the kid has done in the NHL thus far is gone and got himself injured.

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#2639736 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 27 November 2015 - 08:25 PM



I don't hate him, but I hate the idea we're designing our offence around him and we wonder why we're struggling to score. We have two proven 30 goal scorers (pretty much) and they're moved down the lineup in favour of a rookie who still has less goals than them both

#2639643 11/27 GDT : Edmonton Oilers at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by DRW Dominance on 27 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

just win

#2639633 Bigger nets ?

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 November 2015 - 09:33 AM


Do you think the fans should have "protected" their game from the forward pass in the 1920s? Now THAT increased scoring.


As far as growing the game, I just don't think the NHL is in a place where it can turn away potential new fans. Do we really think hard-core fans are going to leave the NHL in droves because of a 2" change to the size of the net? You can't even see that difference on your TV at home. But the increased scoring that would result WOULD help star forwards grow their brand and that brings in more casual fans.


Edit: To clarify, I'm not saying you're wrong. I get that hockey traditionalism is an important part of why the game is where it is. But I think sometimes we're more than a tad bit overreactive to what would, actually, be a minor change. We're acting like making the nets 2" bigger all the way around would fundamentally isolate fans of the "way the game used to be." For one thing, the game USED to be higher scoring. For another thing, it's not changing the way the game is played. It's just rewarding high-skill players slightly more for what they already display on a nightly basis.


At the very least, let's reverse the trend of scoring going down each season and keep things where they are now. That isn't going to happen just by players "trying harder." Ovechkin tries plenty hard and has just as much skill as anyone else from back in the day, but he can't get above 100 points. That's a product of the game, not his play or his effort level. 


Making the rinks larger will do nothing and honestly it will never happen. The arenas today are multifunctional no sane owner will agree to shut them down for a few weeks and risk losing a lot of revenue, it's just not going to happen. Also players, coaches would figure out in a hurry how to take away the new space (i.e. olympic ice). Well I don't care if it helps star-forwards they are STAR forwards so they should be able to score a bunch of goals and assists right? Funny nobody is saying let's help the star defenders doing their job, so why help the forwards? I personally couldn't care less if a new fan is turned away because his favorite player hasn't scored 100 points and "only" managed to get lets say 88. Honestly 100 points should be the exception (a highlight) in a players career not the norm.


Gretzky is hands down the best player who ever played the game but back then goalies - with the few obvious exceptions - weren't as atheltic and well trained as they are now. Never understood why people are so fixated on 3 digit numbers if its that important they can go watch the NBA.


I think a lot of fans are protective (not that it matters what he think anyways..) of the game because some of the changes have all been for the worst: hockey in places with ECHL like attendances, salary cup, instigator rule, constant twinkering with the ASG till it has become basically a joke. Also Ovechkin is not a playermaker he is a finisher, which means he will score more goals and have less assists so I doubt he'll ever reach 100 or whatever points.


Another reason why the game "used to be higher scoring" is owners were able to aDD and KEEP all-star-talent that isn't the case anymore, players have to get used to new linemates, find new chemistry and need time to figure it out. And now people want to punish goalies for being reallyreally good? Doesn't make sense to me.

#2639629 Bigger nets ?

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 November 2015 - 07:21 AM

I just don't understand the desire to change the game at this point... I'm not completely opposed to making the nets 1-2 inches bigger, but I just don't see the point in changing any part of the game for an extra half a goal or whatever it would work out to be. For me personally, I'm fine with the way the game is right now, and I actually like that it is harder to score these days. The NHL has some of the best athletes in the world at every position, and the skill level has increased dramatically over the years, with more focus on training, and bigger, better equipment. Goalies are a little bigger and more athletic, and they can and will continue to have games where they stand on their head and only allow one goal or even shut the door completely. But at the same time, players can still pick corners, deke goalies completely out of the net, and rack up 5+ goals any given night. There is still plenty scoring, still a lot of 7+ goal games, and still some 3- goal games. It's not as if, we're getting to a point where goals are a rarity. There is still more than enough scoring, so why change it?

#2639577 Bigger nets ?

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 November 2015 - 05:50 PM

Hockey fans are notoriously protective of their game, I think to a fault.
Someone explain to me why I'm wrong.

If fans aren't protective of their game it will get worse each year simple as that. it's your opinion so you aren't wrong bit you are focussing only on the star forwards which I think is a mistake because there are superstars on the defense and in goal too.

If a potential fan can't appreciate a low scoring game a great blocked shot, fantastic safe well maybe then hockey isn't the right sport to follow for them pure and simple.

My novel idea if someone wants to get 100 points is. .play your rear end of and hope to stay injury free. The nhl is the best league in the world scoring goals is and should be tough star forwards will need to figure out a way to do it.

The goalies then played mostly a stand up style and more often than not weren't in good shape that's changed now